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Switch, Switch, Switcheroo!
neodux : by Tommy - February 2nd 2004, 11:58PM
Just got my new KVM Switch in; it was $20 from NewEgg.com. Nothing spectacular about it, it's your standard 2-port KVM switch. It's only $20 because it's TRENDnet, kinda cheap, and quite ugly. But it's okay, i have it kinda hidden. I have it hooked between my WinXP machine and my Linux box, then stuffed down behind my filing cabinet. The model I got supports hot-key switching, so I don't have to look at it, or hit a button on it. To switch it, I hit Scroll-Lock twice then UP or DOWN and the switch goes to the next channel.

Right after I hooked up the KVM, I installed Slackware 9.1 at the persuation of Skaven. He swore up and down that the 9.1 default install of XFree86/Gnome looks amazing. After installing it for myself, He's right! I had to get him to lend a hand getting my resolution up to 1280x1024, but after that, it looks great. It runs very smooth, I'm quite impressed. I'm about to install OpenOffice on it.

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